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School Committee approves budget

April 15, 2016
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The Boston School Committee last month passed the budget for fiscal year 2017 in a 5-2 vote, according to a press release. The budget process has been a contentious one with thousands of students staging a walk-out to protest cuts in funding. Some of the funding was restored after the protest. The new budget...

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Developer files mixed-use project for Green/Washington intersection

April 15, 2016
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Developer Mordechai Levin has plans for an $18 million mixed-use development at the intersection of Washington and Green streets, according to the project notification form (PNF) filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Levin is a well-known developer in Jamaica Plain who was behind the development of the Stop & Shop and the new...

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JP resident pens petition for transgender pronoun accuracy

April 15, 2016
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Jamaica Plain resident Evan Greer is seeking signatures for a petition asking for major news outlet editors to mandate a policy of correctly labeling transgender people according to their preferred pronoun after she was misidentified in an interview. Greer is the campaign director of Fight for the Future (FFTF), which is a viral digital...

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New pizza place opens on Green Street

April 15, 2016
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New pizza place opens on Green Street

A new restaurant specializing in pizza and that will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner has opened at 154 Green St. across from the Green Street T Station. The Gazette met on April 1 with chef Brad Brown, the owner of La Rana Rossa, and spoke with him about the new establishment. Brown also owns...

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Planned Parenthood, local officials advocate for Healthy Youth Act

March 25, 2016
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The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts and local elected officials advocated for the Healthy Youth Act, a bill that would expand access to comprehensive sexual education in Massachusetts, during a community event on March 14 at the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley, local Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz,...

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Planned Parenthood y oficiales electos promueven el Healthy Youth Act

March 25, 2016
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Durante un evento comunitario el 14 de marzo en la Primera Iglesia Bautista de Jamaica Plain, la fundación de promoción de Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts y oficiales electos locales abogaron por el Healthy Youth Act, un proyecto de ley que expandiría el acceso a la educación sexual comprensiva en Massachusetts. El Consejero Municipal de...

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City’s small business plan announced

March 25, 2016
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The City of Boston’s small business plan has been released and will be used a roadmap that allows the City to support local small business, especially those that are owned by minorities, women, and immigrants, according to a press release. The plan will “ensure a thriving small business economy in the city, enhance the...

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Library renovation remains on schedule, impacting traffic

March 25, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL)’s ongoing construction remains on schedule, according to information provided by BPL spokesperson Rosemary Lavery. As of March 15, steels and framework are being constructed, excavation related to a foundation wall is commencing, and wall frames are expected to be installed in early April. For...

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English High School to receive state grant

March 25, 2016
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The English High School will be one of 35 high schools to receive support for vocational technical education and training equipment purchases as a result of $9.3 million in grant money the Baker administration is distributing, according to a press release. The English High School’s $137,888 grant will be used to launch a new...

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Grants for DACA/DAPA outreach

March 25, 2016
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The City of Boston has received $180,000 in funding to provide community outreach and education on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) through the DACA/DAPA Outreach Initiative, according to a press release. The funds are a result of an $80,000 match grant...

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